Preparation and Revision for the MRCS, Or how to pass the exam, 2nd Edition

Preparation and Revision for the MRCS

2nd Edition Or how to pass the exam

By William E. G. Thomas, Consultant Surgeon, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK


1. The requirements of the examination

2. The syllabus for the examination

3. The format of the examination

4. Preparing for the examination

5. The multiple-choice question papers

6. The viva voce examination

7. Applied surgical anatomy with operative surgery

8. Applied physiology and critical care

9. Clinical pathology with principles of surgery

10. Communication skills tests

11. The clinical examination and general guidelines

12. Clinical bay 1: Superficial lesions - breast/endocrine/head and neck/skin

13. Clinical bay 2: Musculoskeletal and neurological cases - orthopaedics

14. Clinical bay 3: Circulatory and lymphatic cases - vascular

15. Clinical bay 4: The abdomen, trunk and groin

16. Final hints on examination technique

Appendix 1. Approved abbreviations

Appendix 2. Glossary of conventional terms

Appendix 3. Recommended reading

Appendix 4. Normal values

Appendix 5. Useful addresses

Index